Monday, March 26, 2012

New High-Performance Ford Explorer? ...Seriously?

Ford posted a new teaser video on their YouTube account, and in this video they show us a glimpse of their new addition to the Explorer Family.

From what we can decipher from the video, they seem to be hinting at a new high-performance model of the Explorer...which just sounds weird to say.  We all know Ford has very high-performance vehicles like the Mustang and the legendary Ford GT, but an Explorer?  
Not too many companies have ventured into the high-performance SUV market before, besides BMW and their M X5/X6, Mercedes' AMG line, and the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8.  Maybe Ford will make this an Explorer SHO, taking after the Taurus SHO, which added a sportier performance parts to the bland Taurus.

Will Ford be able to add something different to this almost un-existent market?  Maybe, maybe not.  We'll just have to see when Ford unveils the car Wednesday, March 28.  For now, just check out the clip.

1 comment:

  1. As long as it packs the punch without the ''sporty'' ride quality, it will be acceptable for the school run moms. I've done a test drive in a sport tuned Q7... It is awful on anything but glass smooth roads.